Did you know that you can recreate the awesomeness of a drive-in movie right in your own backyard? It’s true! All you need is the best outdoor projector and a dark night and you’re ready to go. We researched some of the top brands and best sellers to put together our outdoor projector reviews to help you find the best one for you. Before we get started, here are some key features to keep in mind.
Lumens: Lumens measure the brightness of the projector. The higher the number, the brighter it is. For some reference, a projector with 2000 lumens would probably be too bright to use indoors. For outdoors, anywhere from 1200 and up works.
Resolution:- All of these projectors have a resolution of 1080p. What exactly does that mean? Technically, it means there are 1080 horizontal lines of vertical resolution. What you need to know is 1080p means the image is full HD.
Contrast Ratio:- Technically, this is the ratio of the brightness of white to black in the image. What does that mean? The higher the ratio, the more details you can see. These products range from 1000:1 to 4500:1.
Technology: All of these projectors come with LED technology. Why? Well, there are a few reasons. It provides a bright and reliable image. They’re also very energy efficient plus the light source can last for up to 30,000 hours.
HDMI: When it comes to HDMI compatibility, all of our picks have it; that’s how you hook up your laptop, gaming system, or DVD player. Our picks are great but you won’t find the best wireless projector here.
Stereo: A few of our picks have built-in stereo speakers so you not only get a great picture, you get great sound. If you need to improve the quality, all of these can be hooked up to auxiliary speakers.
Now that you know a little more about choosing an outdoor projector, we can get right to our reviews. Here’s the deal: we listed our top pick and budget pick first so if you don’t have time, that’s a great place to start to get a taste for what’s out there. Hang around if you can and keep reading to find out more about the picks that round out our list. Are you ready to get started? Great, let’s go!
Expert Researcher and Writer
Kimberly Graf is a researcher and writer for GeekWrapped.com. She covers kitchen, cooking, and home products.
Article last updated on:
September 30, 2019